STMA open for submissions in annual Mowing Patterns Contest

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The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) is kicking off its fifth annual “Mowing Patterns Contest.”

Unique mowing patterns that are produced with mowing equipment qualify for entry. The submissions must be from STMA members and previous winners will not be considered.

Members of the organization are encouraged to submit their entries via Facebook before Nov. 20. The winner will be announced on Dec. 4 and will be included in a future issue of SportsTurf, STMA’s official monthly publication.

Anyone on Facebook can vote on the submissions.

“This contest serves as a vehicle to raise industry awareness and unite fellow sports turf managers,” says Kim Heck, SEO of STMA. “Through fun and creative playing surfaces, our members challenge each other and their results are amazing works of art.”

Britt Barry Photo: STMABritt Barry
Photo: STMA

The Mowing Patterns winning design will also have a custom poster at the 2018 STMA Conference & Exhibition which is held Jan. 16-19 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Last year’s winner was Britt Barry, sports turf manager at the Dayton Dragons, Single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. He was also served as the head groundskeeper for the Lexington Legends, the Brooklyn Cyclones and the New York Mets.

Barry graduated from Wilmington College of Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and agronomy. His winning design was for his diamond pattern that he created at Fifth Third Field, home to the Dragons.

“Britt continues to pave the way for the sports turf industry by producing stunning mowing patterns,” Heck said. “He has managed to strike the perfect balance of safety, playability and visual appeal at Fifth Third Field.”

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